Which Type of Wooden Fencing is Best for Your Garden?
Wooden fences have stood the test of time – they are an affordable way of marking out and protecting your garden, as well as acting as a natural complement to all the flowers, shrubs and trees you want to grow.
Madingley Mulch supply a wide range of fence panels to customers in Cambridge and the surrounding area, including Ely, Newmarket, St Ives and St Neots. Here we look at the pros and cons of the three main types.
This is a particularly versatile solution for your garden, as these panels can be used on their own, on top of, or against, an existing solid fence or wall. Their lattice framework encourages the growth of climbing plants such as honeysuckle, jasmine, clematis and wisteria.
Trellis fencing panels will add character and charm, and trellises have security benefits too. When combined with a lap fence panel, it means you have a much higher screen, which makes your garden much more secure. A trellis can also give support to roses, complete with thorns, to deter any would-be burglars.
These are usually lower than their trellis or solid wood equivalents. They are particularly well suited to front gardens, as they give the home plenty of added kerb appeal. Picket fence panels can also act as boundary markers, so your garden can be home to several different zones, such as a child’s play area. a wildlife-friendly section, and a vegetable patch. You can also use picket fences as a natural, stylish surrounding to a swimming pool or pond.
Their lack of height means they offer less protection against larger animals than many of the alternatives, and they won’t always stop children from straying into areas of the garden you don’t want them to enter. However, they can be less prone to wind damage because of the gaps between the pickets. These types of fences also let plenty of light through, which could be important if you have plants growing nearby.
Solid Wooden Fencing
This type of fencing offers plenty of privacy and security, making it an ideal barrier between your neighbour’s garden and your own. It should deter any would-be intruders, while keeping your own children – or pets such as dogs – safe and secure. Bins, compost heaps and other unsightly features of your garden can also be hidden behind it.
However, solid wooden fencing also blocks out light, which may restrict the types of plants you can grow up against it. And keeping the wood in good order is a much more time-consuming task than for other types of fencing, because there is so much more of it to paint and preserve.
Garden Fence Options from Madingley Mulch
At Madingley Mulch we offer a range of fencing options to suit all your needs. Our 1.8m by 0.9m picket panels will give your garden a light, open appearance, while our heavy duty trellis fencing come in a range of sizes, from 0.3m to 1.8m, so you can use them on their own or as an addition to a solid fence.
If you are looking for lap fence panels, our solid wood Professional Lap Panels are suitable for most gardens, providing privacy and a neutral backdrop. We also supply Ultimate Lap Panel fencing, which is made from straight cut slats and fine sawn timber.
We offer a free delivery service on all orders within 15 miles of our base on the edge of Cambridge. We have regular weekly runs to Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, St. Ives, St Neots and many other towns and villages in the region. There is a standard £20 charge if you live up to 24.5 miles away, and we can also deliver further afield.
We also supply plenty of accessories to help maximise the life of your new fence. These include posts and a cement mix to ensure that the panels are fixed securely in place, as well as gravel boards to keep them clear of the ground and to stop the wood from rotting. In addition, our shop stocks different brands of preservative to keep your fence looking good. To view our full range of fencing and associated products, simply click here.
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